The MERC-Mini is a smaller version of our MERC-Lite satellite communication trailer that is still designed to provide a fully operational voice, data, and radio network within 15 minutes of deployment, but in an even smaller format. This tactical trailer weighs less than 2,500 pounds and is compact enough to be towed by most standard vehicles, air lifted, or loaded in a transport plane for delivery. The MERC-Mini can be deployed in areas where larger command center trailers and vehicles cannot travel. The MERC-Mini is also more suitable for densely populated urban areas with narrow streets and limited parking.
The MERC-Mini is powered by a Cummins Onan 5,000 watt Quiet Diesel generator with a 50 gallon fuel tank. A VSAT auto acquire satellite system allows it to offer network access anywhere in the world, providing not only internet service and data access but also Hosted VoIP and SIP service for two way voice service. A 30 foot pneumatic mast equipped with removable antenna arms provides a platform to mount antennas for land mobile radios and repeaters, cellular extender antennas, wireless LAN/WAN antennas, weather station equipment, television antennas, HAM radio antennas, and video surveillance equipment. A 360-Track GPS system provides remote monitoring of the MERC Lite for location tracking purposes and attempted theft alerts.
The MERC-Mini is equipped with a climate-controlled equipment cabinet that houses a single 21u equipment rack mounted on air bags. There is a small storage area behind the equipment rack and a storage shelf above the generator. Unlike the MERC-Lite, this unit is not designed to support an attached inflatable shelter, but a separate shelter can be set up adjacent to the unit to provide mobile office space.